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Midshire installs first RISO A2 digital duplicator

The UK’s frst RISO A2 digital duplicator has been installed at Kingston University’s campus in London.

Kingston University campus in London
Kingston University campus in London

RISO launched the world’s first A2 digital duplicator in April 2016. Designed to bridge a gap in the market, it allows users to print onto A2, the most common paper size in the printing industry. Prior to the launch of the A2 device, users were limited to just A4 and A3 printing.

Midshire says that the new device will help the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture remain at the forefront of art and design, by encouraging students to take risks and experiment with the unique printing process offered by duplicators.

Ioannis Belimpasakis, Kingston University’s Printmaking & Interim Letterpress and Bookarts Workshop Manager said: “The RISO A2 Digital Duplicator has been a fantastic investment for the school. It has challenged our way of thinking and our production processes. It’s not just a printer, but a tool to be creative, as it shares the same principles as traditional screen printing. Its low running cost is very encouraging, and at 100 sheets per minute its speed is unparalleled.”

Belimpasakis added: “The students currently use the RISO to create final year work such as artistic publications, catalogues, concertinas, posters, and leaflets.”

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